Carman Paw Print

May 9, 2021


Dear Carman Parents,

We're in the last few weeks of school and there is so much important information we need to pass along to you before we get to June 3rd! Just a few reminders for upcoming events:

* 3rd-5th Grades in VIRTUAL CAMPUS MAP Testing at Carman on Monday, May 10.

*In-Person 5th Grade students MAP test this week beginning on Tuesday.

*All In-Person Students will have Virtual Learning every Monday through May 24th.

* Carman Trails PTO is sponsoring a Night Out at Fritz's Frozen Custard on May 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with 10% of sales going back to Carman. Don't forget to show your flyer (located in this issue of the Paw Print)

* There is No School on Monday, May 31st.

* The last day of school is Thursday, June 3rd - this is a half-day, students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.

With CT Pride,


Please Join Us for the Final Virtual PTO Meeting of the School Year

Carman Trails Parents -

The last virtual PTO meeting of the 2020-2021 school year will take place on Thursday, May 13th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We would love to have you join in! Just click on the link below to join:

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June 3rd Half-day Lunch Order - Link Attached

Families -

On Thursday, June 3rd, we will have a half-day with dismissal occurring at 1:05 PM. In order to be well prepared for lunch, we are asking families to submit their child's lunch choice for that day. This helps us know how many sandwiches to prepare that morning.

Please complete this form (link here) ONLY if your child(ren) will be taking a school-provided lunch. You may submit requests for up to four children.

All requests are DUE BY FRIDAY, May 14. Thank you in advance for your help!


The last day of school will be a HALF-DAY on Thursday, June 3rd. This means students will be released at 1:05 p.m. We must ask families to plan accordingly for student pick-up that day.


The last week to check out books is May 10th-14th. All library books are due back May 20th. Please check around your home for any library books. If you have any questions, you can contact me at

Thank you!

Leah Manley



As we prepare for some of our end of the year activities, here is a preview of what to expect as our students get ready to transition to 6th grade. We have received the following information from the Principal of South Middle School, Mr. Toby McQuerrey:

  • We will not be busing over the 5th graders this year. Instead we will be doing a live Zoom with all the 5th grade students that includes: some current 6th graders talking about a day in the life of a middle school student; a virtual tour of the building; and some introductions from our 6th grade teachers. We have several 6th graders helping us plan it as we are certain they know more about what the kids need than we do :) This will take place near the end of May.

  • We will be doing a half day, in-person orientation in August (likely the week before school starts) for students to help them feel comfortable in the building and to begin making connections with the 5th grade students from the other elementary schools.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,


Seeking Clothing Donations

Nurse Hermann is seeking donations!

Do you have clothing your children have outgrown? Would any of it fit Carman Trails students in Kindergarten through 5th grade? Please consider donating them to our nurse's office. All donations are greatly appreciated.

2021-2022 Incoming Kindergarteners - Upcoming Events!

We are so excited to host our first Cougar Cub event of the year! The first event will be a VIRTUAL read aloud on Tuesday, May 18 starting at 6:30 pm. We welcome you to wear your favorite pair of pajamas while listening to a fun story. Our very own Queen of Books, Mrs. Manley (formerly Miss Plumley), will be reading to us. Our Kindergarten teachers, administrators, and other Carman staff will be present too. Please join us a few minutes before 6:30 pm so we can get you into the virtual room before the book starts.

Please take a look at the attachment for future events too. We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm via Zoom! A link will be shared at a later date.

If you have not had a chance to register for next year yet, please use this link to start the process OR contact our registrar, Karen Regan, at 314-415-6104. She would be happy to assist and answer any questions you have. If you are not attending Carman next year, please feel free to respond to this email.

In order to stay connected, please like us on Facebook @CarmanTrails Elementary School!

With CT pride,



Happy Mother's Day!

By the time you are reading this, there will only be 18 days left of school!!! With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we are focused on filling the last few weeks with as much fun as possible. This week we had students create their own personal dream catchers. For May 4th we had a group of students start a new Star Wars puzzle. The Gardening crew was hard at work this week preparing the garden. We successfully planted Okra and Marigolds!

Last but not least, Adventure Club wants to say Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there!

~ Mr. Foushee

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Parent Pointers: Digital Citizenship - TAG, you're it!

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May marks the celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month which will be celebrated in various ways throughout the month of May 2021. Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress in 1977 to celebrate this great group of Americans who have contributed so much to the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first people of Japanese descent to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. However, we must not forget that the majority of the workers who laid the tracks for the railroad were Chinese immigrants.

Please remember to help celebrate these wonderful cultures by recognizing the history, culture and achievements of all Asian Americans in the United States. You can also watch some of the documentaries that will be showing throughout the month on various television and cable stations.

Become curious about the cultures and the history as you greet students, parents and staff who identify as Asian Pacific Islander South Asian Americans (APISAA)

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Nurse's Notes - Information about Seasonal Allergies

Dear Carman Parents:

The link below is a detailed sheet of symptoms used to help you identify what illness your child may be experiencing (flu, cold, allergies, or Covid). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 314-415-6110.

Thank you -

Nurse Melissa Hermann

In addition, the following link contains the May Nurse's Newsletter for parents including the following topics:

Be Sun Safe

Pedestrian Safety

Screen Free Activities

Staying Safe in the Heat

Healthy Summer Nutrition

Important Information from Parkway Health Services

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Stay Connected with These Updates!

May - Asian & Pacific Island American Heritage Month / Missouri Bicycle Month / National Clean Air Month

May 10: All Students Virtual Learning

May 13: Virtual PTO Meeting (Zoom link in Paw Print) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

May 17: All Students Virtual Learning

May 18: Incoming Kindergarten Families Virtual Read-Aloud @ 6:30

May 24: All Students Virtual Learning / MAD SCIENCE Virtual Event 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

May 27: PTO Sponsored Fundraiser at Fritz's Custard in Valley Park - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

May 31: No School - Memorial Day

June - National Men's Health Month

June 3: Last Day of School - 1/2 Day A.M. -- DISMISSAL AT 1:05 p.m.

June 9: Progress Reports released

June 14: Summer School Classes Begin / End on July 2nd